15 Places to Get a Free Dog on National Hot Dog Day
July is National Hot Dog Month and the highly esteemed National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has declared July 19th as National Hot Dog Day. Many retailers are offering hot dog deals on this wonderful holiday as well as all month long. What does this great amount of Hot Dog celebration mean for you? A whole lot of dogs, baby.
Today, hot dogs are an essential part of American culture, from baseball franks to county fair coneys, it's safe to say that all red-blooded patriots in this country enjoy chowing down on their favorite style of dog from time to time. In fact, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council reports that in 2016, nearly one billion pounds of hot dogs were sold in retail stores, and that number doesn't even take into account the 19.4 million hot dogs consumed at sports games.
But it wasn't always this way. Believe it or not, our founding fathers were not serving up Chicago dogs at that first fourth of July cookout. In fact, hot dogs didn't really take off in this country until the late 19th century. Despite having been invented by hungry German butchers way back in 1487, it was the 1893 Columbia Exposition in Chicago that made them popular, as visitors from around the globe were introduced to the delicious dog, they suddenly realized just how convenient a sausage nestled in a fluffy bun could be for a meal on-the-go.
The rest is history, and whether you're a fan of the classic New York dog or the artisan San Fran frankfurter, I think we can all agree that the best hot dog around is the one you don't have to pay for. So in honor of this month's meaty holiday, here are all the places you can get a hot dog for free (or almost free).
Deals for National Hot Dog Day 2017:
- Burger King: Classic grilled dogs are just 79 cents all month long.
- Circle K: At participating locations get $1 hot dogs from July 17th until July 23rd.
- Dog Haus: Purchase one Haus Dog get one for free.
- Hot Dog on a Stick: Get a free turkey dog on Wednesday and enjoy $1 turkey or veggie dogs every Tuesday in July.
- Kwik Trip: Enjoy $1 Corn Dogs through July 20th.
- Little Joe's: $1 hot dogs all day with the purchase of an entree.
- Pheasant Lanes: Enjoy $2 jumbo dogs.
- Philly Pretzel Factory: Enjoy $1 pretzel dogs all day long. The celebration doesn't end there, the first 100 guests receive $1 pretzel dogs every day in August.
- Pilot Flying J: Get a free hot dog or roller grill menu item of your choice for a full week from July 19th until July 26th when you use this coupon.
- Portillo's: Get a regular sized hot dog for $1 with the purchase of any sandwich (including a hot dog), entree salad, entree pasta, or ribs.
- Pretzel Boy's: Get 2 hot dogs for $1. Also, every Tuesday is $1 Dog Day.
- Sonic: Get $1 All-American and Chili Cheese Coneys all day.
- The Steamie Weenie: $1 hot dogs all day long.
- Quick Trip: Enjoy an all beef hot dog for $1.59, get another one for just a $1.
- Wienerschnitzel: Enjoy 5 chili dogs for $5 at participating locations. Also use this coupon to get a 99 cent corn dog until July 31st.
Know any other places you can gobble up a dog for less on Wednesday? Let us know in the comments!